Zidane: We Made Two Mistakes and We Conceded Two Goals

Zidane: We Made Two Mistakes and We Conceded Two Goals

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Real Madrid were defeated in La Liga for the second time this season at Mestalla (2-1) against Valencia In the 10 first minutes, Los Blancos conceded two goals and they couldn’t come back, even if they tried the whole game.

Zidane was sorry about the defensive mistakes: “We lost the game in 10 minutes. We started well with the ball, we had chances but we made two mistakes and we conceded two goal. Then we had 80 minutes to come back to the game. We did it, but we lacked many things today. There was the opportunity to get some points but we didn’t do it. We’ve been punished. Then they lock themselves and they were better in the aerial plays”, Zidane analyzed.

The manager gave explanations about the poor start of the game: “In these 10 minutes we lacked concentration without the ball. Zaza played between the lines and he made us suffer. We were very opened and a bad control put you in trouble. This is very long. We played well with the ball, although we missed clarity in the last cross”.

Barcelona are only one point behind now, although Real Madrid have still one more game pending against Celta de Vigo. La Liga title is going to be tough to win: “We knew it before the game. This was not going to finish today, even if we had won. Now it’s even more complicated for us. Today only two teams could get points, and Valencia made it. Anyway, we are still at the top. We don’t look for excuses. We have to rest and think on Sunday”.

Finally, the manager spoke about how this defeat could affect the team: “I hope it doesn’t affect. We have to be focused. If you are not concentrated they punish you. We have to be a bit smarter. In these 10 minutes we weren’t both smart or focus. It was a good chance to get points. I don’t want to criticize Valencia. They did great in 10 minutes and then they defended. We congratulate them and now we have to think in Villarreal”, Zizou finished.